UNION COUNTY -- There have been 2,881 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (Aug. 4), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested posit…

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Union County — There have been 2,823 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Aug. 3) at 1:45 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have t…

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UNION COUNTY — Innovative Digital Systems and DigitalPrintSupplies.com has donated 10,000 ProTekAll 3-ply face masks to the school district ahead of students’ return on Aug. 17. The masks are for students and teachers.

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MONROE — A motor march was held early Monday morning to protest Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) decision to implement Plan B for the school year, which starts on Aug. 17.

The City of Monroe Water Resources Construction Division will be replacing approximately 530 linear feet of existing two-inch steel water main on West Phifer Street from 718 W. Phifer St. to the end, according to the City's communications department.

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Union County — There are 2,802 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Sunday (Aug. 2), according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Service's COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out…

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UNION COUNTY — Sheriff Eddie Cathey and members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) are facing a complaint from a man arrested in April of 2019, claiming deputies used excessive force when arresting him.

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MONROE — Almost 8,000 students (18.6% of the student population) have opted in for Union County Public Schools “Plan D” virtual academy for the fall semester of 2020. For those who have decided to move forward with “Plan B”, which includes one day a week of on-campus learning, UCPS officials…

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Union County -- There have been 2,671 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county since March, as of Thursday (July 30) at 11:30 a.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those wh…

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MONROE — Carson Alexander Jones, a 21-year-old Monroe man, was arrested by Union County Sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday (July 29) on charges related to the fatal drug overdose of 21-year-old Cameron Michael Whitson that occurred in May. Jones is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Sell/…

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NORTH CAROLINA — Earlier this week, Republicans rolled out another stimulus package called the HEALS Act. It is currently a drafted proposal.

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Union County — There have been 2,611 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (July 29), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and…

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UNION COUNTY — Almost 8,000 students are registered for the virtual academy offered by Union County Public Schools (UCPS) for the fall semester of 2020. UCPS serves approximately 42,000 students; the 7,849 students who are enrolled make up 18.6% of the student population.

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MONROE — Firefighters responded to a fire that “blazed through the roof” of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (725 Deese Rd.) at around 5 a.m. on Monday (July 26), according to City of Monroe Fire Chief Ron Fowler.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has added prevention measures in the battle against COVID-19, which has taken the lives of nearly 1,900 residents across the state in 2020, with Executive Order 153 stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries …

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Union County — There have been 2,572 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (July 27) at 12 p.m., according to N.C. Department of Heath and Human Services. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of…

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MONROE — Union County eclipsed 2,500 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday (July 26), according to a report from N.C. Department of Heath and Human Services; the first case in the County was confirmed on March 18.

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MONROE — Tony Garrett Taylor, a co-owner of Taylor Behavioral Health Center, LLC and Options Driven, LLC in Monroe, has been sentenced to eight years in prison followed by two years of supervised release for the theft of more than $6.1 million from Medicaid and committing tax evasion, accord…

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The mission of Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry (UCCAM) since 1985 has been to help families with an urgent financial emergency to meet their essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. The organization provides for the basic needs of housing, utilities, food and personal care…

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INDIAN TRAIL — James Oliver Austin, 34, of Charlotte was arrested following a pursuit that began Tuesday (July 21) afternoon in the Indian Trail Wal-Mart parking lot, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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MARSHVILLE — In February of this year, a North Carolina artist proposed the idea of painting a mural of Randy Travis in Marshville as a way to honor the eight-time Grammy award winning country music performer. The Marshville Town Council approved the proposal about a month ago.

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INDIAN TRAIL — The three-year-old son of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Timothy Justin O’Lear was accidentally shot in his left hand while retrieving a pair of socks from a drawer, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report on Monday (July 20).

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Area schools, colleges included, will begin again in less than a month. Public schools, under Governor Roy Cooper’s plan, will operate under a hybrid of in-person and remote learning.

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Union County — There have been 2,251 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (July 21), according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out o…

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UNION COUNTY — When Travis Kiker resigned from the Union County Board of Education almost a month ago, it created a vacancy. According to North Carolina Session Law 2017-63 (HB 520), the Board needed to reach out to the political party Kiker was affiliated with to request a recommendation fo…

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Union Symphony Orchestra will have “Latin Night” at Franklin Court Grille (232 E. Franklin St.) in Downtown Monroe on Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. until 8:30. Cuban cuisine will be available for patrons.

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UNION COUNTY — On Thursday, The Enquirer-Journal asked its social media followers for their opinions on how Union County Public Schools chose to reopen schools this fall.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s “Safer at Home Phase 2” Executive Order 147 that was set to expire on July 17 at 5 p.m. has been extended until at least Aug. 7, 2020, according to nc.gov. The Order is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been responsible for the dea…

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Union County — There are 2,036 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county after a single-day record 94 cases were confirmed on Thursday (July 16), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate …

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UNION COUNTY — Three hours after Governor Roy Cooper announced the state’s plan to reopen K-12 public schools next month, Union County Public Schools (UCPS) announced a plan to execute it. The school district will follow Cooper’s plan, which is a hybrid of in-person and remote learning, howe…

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Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of Pre-K-12 independent schools, plans to open its 10 campuses, including its Waxhaw campus, for the first day of school on July 20, 2020 as scheduled for the first quarter of its year-round calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

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MONROE — Warbirds is an annual tradition in Monroe, honoring veterans and their families with an air show. Held annually on the first weekend in November, the air show includes a combination of historic and modern day airplanes.

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MARVIN — A 21-year-old male is wanted by law enforcement in connection to a shooting that injured a Marvin man. Union County Sheriff’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon Scott Bumgardner of Dallas, NC.

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Union County — There are now 1,821 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, after 43 new cases were confirmed on Sunday (July 12) by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have test…

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Union County -- There are 1,643 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Thursday (July 9) at 12 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive…

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Union County — There have been 1,579 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Union County as of Wednesday (July 8) at 12 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested p…

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MONROE — Parkwood High School will no longer use the nickname “Rebels.” In a 6-2 vote on Tuesday, the Union County Board of Education voted to remove the “Rebels” nickname.

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MARVIN — Two weeks after Marvin Ridge High School held an outdoor graduation ceremony, the Union County Public Health Department has identified 16 people who both attended the ceremony and tested positive for COVID-19.

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UNION COUNTY — In an exclusive email to The Enquirer-Journal, Travis Kiker, former at-large member of the Union County Board of Education, said he is “at peace with the situation” after recently resigning from his position and gives credit to God for pulling him “through this trial.” He wrot…

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MONROE — The Community Shelter of Union County has received a $2,000 grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to keep locals in need fed. The Shelter reports it will use the gift to purchase food for its pantry and also for prepared meals programs.

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WAXHAW — Cane Creek Park staff observed areas of excessive algae in the lake at Cane Creek Park on June 30, and it forced the community attraction to be closed over the July 4th weekend, according to a report from Union County Government.